All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430292
An wonderful ancient Chlorite stone jar Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The jar carved in a green-black chlorite stone with thick walls decorated with two confronting bulls and a reclining Lion, Southern Kermanh intercultural style of Bactria, Persia and Mesopotamia. Wonderful vivid style of carving! Attractive and symethic with the beast carved with a bold and artistic hand.

Size: 63 mm. wide and ca. 44 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430291
An awesome ancient Chlorite stone jar Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The jar carved in a green-black chlorite stone with thick walls decorated with 4 mythical beast, perhaps lions with detailed manes and claws, likely Jiroft intercultural style of Bactria, Persia and Mesopotamia. Wonderful vivid style of carving! Attractive and symethic.

Size: 52 mm. wide and ca. 30 cm. wide.

Condition: Choice and intact...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430259
An ancient Chlorite stone jar of a splendid style, Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

A large and impressive stone jar of the typical Bactrian form with with concave walls. The jar of perfect symethric proportions, carved in a green-black chlorite stone and a fantastic detailed knobbed decoration over the entire surface. The knobbed decoration in 4 registers, seperated with concenthric lines.

Size: Approx 10 cm. in diameter and 6 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430233
An superb ancient Chlorite stone jar Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The jar of perfect symethric proportions, carved in a green-black chlorite stone with concave walls and a fantastic detailed decoration over the entire surface.

Size: 9,3 cm. D.

Condition: Superb, still retaing the delicate light greyish patina.

Ex. Old collection, collected in the 1970s-80s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430226
A wonderful patinated Chlorite bottle, Intercultural style of Tepe Yahya / Bactrian, 3rd. millenium BC. [ca. 2500 BC).

Beautiful bottle with fine pyramidal / architectorial decoration and lines on the neck and shoulders. Carved in green-black Chlorite with an exquisite ancient greyish patina.

Size: 55 mm.

Condition: Superb. Interestingly there's a lumb of bronze encrustation near the rim from buriel with bronze objects...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1430165
A wonderful patinated Chlorite bottle, Intercultural style of Tepe Yahya / Bactrian, 3rd. millenium BC. [ca. 2500 BC).

Beautiful bottle with a fine dot decoration and lines on the neck and shoulders. Carved in fine green black Chlorite with a fine ancient greyish patina.

Size: 56 mm.

Condition: Superb.

Ex Old Private Collection, collected in the 1970s-1980s.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1430164
A rare and very early representation of a Deity, Ancient Near East, 3rd. millenium BC.

The deity likely god from Mesopotamia or Susa, but made in the Southern region and of the mixed intercultural style of Kermanh / Bactria.

The half figure fragmentary with a beak-like nose, large eyes and a small 'sailors' hat, with lumbs of cobber on the body likely representing clothings.

Size: 7 cm.

Ex. Old Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1430110 (stock #1-1217)
Rhyton with a cylindrical shape progressively widening toward its top to give an overall conical aspect. The rython is decorated with two feminine deities figures in relief on both sides, wearing horns and having a posture similar to the one of Osiris statues. The body of the rhyton itself is decorated with superimposed geometric designs in slight relief. The piece is made of bronze, with an encrusted green patina. Mesopotamia, probably Bronze Age, ca. 3000 to 1500 B.C. Height: 11.5 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1429573
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An awesome ancient Chlorite stone Chalice Persia / Bactria, 3rd. millenium BC.

The beaker carved in a massive chlorite stone with thick walls and high stemmed foot. The vessel is decorated with 12 Scorpios in two bands of 6 with tails and claws almost touching. Scorpios and snakes are often seen on Southern Kerman and Bactrian stone carvings in the 3rd...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1429424
Fine quality agate stamp seal with horned animal superb condition, nicely patinated, combined with a very rare representation of double Scorpios in a carnelian stone seal, chip, both Sassanian and dating 3rd.-5th. cent. BC.

Size: 10-12 mm. in diameter.

Ex. Egeskov Private Collection.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1429423
A large ancient bronze dagger or short sword, Western Asia, ca. 1200-1000 BC.

The dagger with a long relatively broad blade, and an integral folded handle, made to take inlays of bone or wood, now lost.

Size: 39,4 cm.

Condition: Choice! Cleaned with very fresh good metal as seen in the pictures, green, red and purple patina remains.

Ex. Dæhnfeldt Collection, c. 1990.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1429395
A rare limestone pendant amulet with three turtle heads protruding, ca. 3rd. mill. BC.

A largely intact and massive amulet with a central drilled section with three heads of turtles symethrically protruding. Carved and finely polished in a greyish white stone, likely limestone.

Size: ca. 38 mm. (max), almost symethric.

Condition: Choice a few minor chips, exceptional glossy patina.

Ex. German Private Collection
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1428902
Sheet silver in the shape of a bearded man wearing a cloak rendered with diagonal folds.
Carefully embossed head with soft classical features, heavy moustache and beard and curled hair surrounded by a row of dots.
Pierced nipples, holes for fixation.
Silver
Eastern Mediterranean, 5th/4th Century BC
H. 9.3 cm (3.7 in)
Appealing item with missing extremities...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Pre AD 1000 item #1428558
A huge bronze Lance or spear, Ancient Near East, likely Amlash / South Caspian Sea area 1200-800 BC.

A very impressive and decorative bronze lance with a long tang, and a leaf-shaped blade with a highly profiled midrib.

A beatiful lance that would have been highly efficient on combat but to large to through like a Javelin.

Size: 43-44 cm...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1428499
MESOPOTAMIAN CYLINDER SEAL WITH BANKET SCENE, EARLY DYNASTIC PERIOD, 2900-2350 BC.

Scarce seal in hard black stone with guys drinking beer from straws, an interesting depiction, typical for the Early Dynastic period.

Size: 15 mm.

Condition: Choice and intact, evenly worn impression.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, comes with COA
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1428496
A rare and interesting early Mesopotamian cylinder seal, from the Sumerian period, 4th. millenium BC.

The seal is carved in a fine red carnelian, which was unusually hard and colourful choice of stone for this early period!

It depicts two horses carved in a fine archaic style.

Size: 17-18 mm.

Ex. Egeskov Collection, comes with COA
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Stone : Pre AD 1000 item #1428473
An important cylinder seal with a contest scene in marvelous hard glossy white stone, Mesopotamia, Early Dynastic II/III period, ca. 2650-2350 BC.

Terrific carving of an animal fight between bulls and other animals! Very high quality style.

Size: 25 mm.

Condition: Choice, fine smooth wear.

Ex. Egeskov collection; Pekka Erelt Collection, bought many years ago from reputable London dealer, comes with COA.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Near Eastern : Metalwork : Prehistorical item #1428379
A choice tanged bronze sword from ancient Near East dating to 2nd mill BC.

'Luristan' Turkmenistan / Uzbekistan bronze age...